Africa / Animal Diseases / East Africa

Roche donates 454 GS FLX for Google-sponsored disease-monitoring project in Africa

Roche said this week that it has donated a 454 Genome Sequencer FLX for a joint project with Google.org that aims to predict and prevent emerging viral diseases in East Africa.
Late last year, Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, granted $5 million to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Icipe, and its partners to support the discovery and surveillance of insect-carried disease in East Africa.

Besides Icipe, project partners are the International Livestock Research Institute; Kenya’s Ministry of Health; Kenya’s Ministry of Public Health; the Kenya Medical Research Institute; Livestock, the Department of Veterinary Services and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute; and Wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Services.

Read more. . . (Genome Web)

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